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The Australia Day festivities at Docklands were quite-something last year with crowds of people in a great mood enjoying the holiday, great entertainment and doubly beautiful fireworks as they were in the night sky but but their flower-like bursts mirrored in the water below.
I'd recommend going except there was just on thing missing. It was food. Yes, there were heaps of restaurants but not everybody wants to go to a restaurant on a hot night. It is much more fun to eat outside and usually a lot cheaper as well.
Which is why I am excited to announce that the problem has been fixed for this year. Some of Melbourne's finest food trucks will be joining a stellar line-up for a Food Truck Festival as part of the Dockland Australia Day celebrations.
There will a great selection of food from some of Melbourne's favourite food trucks. And in multi-cultural Melbourne it is great to know that you can wrap your chops around a Bavarian sausage and other great culinary delights.
There will be seventeen trucks taking customers on a feast around the world including Street Feast, C'est Chick, Nem n Nem, White Guy Cooks Thai, Real Burgers, Chilli Express, Kurbside Cravings, Wrapped Up Express, Sliders on Tyres and Bavarian Bangers.
If you crave something sweet try Australia's first non-profit crẻpe van Crẻpes for Change, Biskit Bar (ice-ceam between biscuits, yummo!), Miss Molly's Cakes, Keen for Caffeine and Cerminara Soft Serve.
It is likely to be hot so thank goodness for Those Girls with their heaven sent home made lemonades and the icy slushees from Slurp-It.
Cider Bar will be on the scene serving ice-cold cider and craft beer. This overlooks the stage and has a perfect view of the fireworks.
Alongside food trucks, the main stage boasts a huge lineup of home-gown talent with live performances from Tim Rogers and The Bamboos, The Getaway Plan, Passerine as well as The Voice Australia's Scott Newnham and NOVA's DJ Nath and Deano.
Dancing starts from 6.00pm with b-boys, beat boxers and urban dance crews showing you their moves.
Street food is increasingly becoming part of what makes us a great culinary nation so The Food Truck Festival is the place to go for a feed this Australia Day.